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hours, rupert murdoch will face parliament. we're live in london. >> no break in the debt ceiling talks but the white house insists that backstage progress is being made to reach a deal before the august 2nd default deadline on this "american morning." >>> good morning to you. thank you for being with us. 6:00 a.m. in new york this morning. tuesday, july 19th. i was hearing that in parts of iowa the heat index felt like 130 yesterday. it's been brutal out there. >> even this morning on the east coast, it felt different. it felt hotter. we'll be covering that. >>> we're watching that and millions are watching with a worldwide media empire hanging in the balance rupert murdoch is just hours away from facing his defining moment. in less than four hours, murdoch, his son and former top newspaper executive will appear before the british parliament. >> they will be asked what they knew about this phone hacking scandal that's growing wider by the day. it's threatening to take down news corp and perhaps murdoch himself. >> and the question is what they are going to be called upon to explain, wh
some are calling a cozy relationship with rupert murdoch's media empire. >> go to used of parliament this morning. fireworks yesterday. the consensus, though, is david cameron is not likely to lose his job over this but that he's under enormous pressure right now. >> reporter: he's definitely is. he's got a lot to defend himself today. basically, this is a special day in parliament. they were supposed to go into summer recess but instead they are having this special address by the prime minister here. he's really going to try to prove a point here, that he's is going to underline the phone hacking scandal, say this is how i dealt with it and now we need to move on. here is how he put it when he was in africa for a trip. >> i don't underestimate the problem. parts of the immediate okay dreadful, illegal acts. police have questionses to answer about corruption and a failed investigation. politicians have been too close to media onus. these are big proximate but we're a big country and we'll solve it. >> reporter: now, the main issue he's going to have to teal with is why he decided to
in the rupert murdoch "news of the world" scandal in england. former new york mayor rudy giuliani is the next most obvious person to be asked to react to these allegations about 9/11 victims having their phones hacked. these days, rudy giuliani is sort of unavoidable for comment. he is half running for president with three stops in new hampshire just today, as news broke of the fbi's 9/11 investigation. rudy giuliani is a contributor at the murdoch property that is the fox news channel. he is a politician who has benefited greatly from the support of mr. murdoch's lurid new york city tabloid "the new york post." today, he talked about debt reform, the republican primary, going to law school in the 1960s, and why being the mayor of new york on 9/11 gives him a special connection to members of the military fighting in iraq and afghanistan. >> because i feel that the reason they are there started in my city on september 11, 2001. that is where they came and attacked us. >> it was not until later in the day at a biker rally in new hampshire and an interview with cnn that mr. giuliani addressed th
david cameron, and the culture secretary on either side of rupert murdoch. the pressure is rising on the media mogul. it was britain's worst peacetime act of terrorism. but now, there are concerns that families of those killed on 7/7, in 2005, were also eavesdropped upon by the british tabloid, "news of the world." graham lost his son, david, in the attack. and says his phone may have been hacked by reporters. >> the thought that somebody may have been listening to me begging for david to phone home. i thought we were in a dark place and i didn't think anybody could make it darker. but i'm proved wrong. >> reporter: the phone hacking scandal is so shocking, it's prompted an emergency debate in britain's parliament. >> it's make the public. and i feel so appalled by what's happened. murder victims, terrorist victims, who had their phones hacked. that's why there's a full police investigation, with all of the powers they need. we have the inquiries to get to the bottom of what went wrong. >> reporter: it's put former "news of the world" editor, rebecca brooks under incredible pressu
where a piece of rupert murdoch is under investigation. here at home, the president bypasses the media and goes straight to the internets. the hash tag era has officially arrived. >> i apologize for interrupting the prime minister. >> when he talks about free market options. >> welcome to question time. >> i am going to make history here as the first president to live tweet. >> the president returns to social media to face the nation's questions. >> twitter town hall or tweet-up on the economy and jobs. >> 27% of our questions are on the jobs category. >> what costs would you cut, what are the programs that can help us grow? >> in a balanced way. >> our next question comes from someone you may know, this is speaker boehner. >> there you go. >> will you take job-destroying tax hikes off the table? >> this is a slightly skewed question. >> debate will be settled by speaker boehner and president obama. >> the british prime minister wishes he could be so lucky. international outrage against rupert murdoch's media empire. >> the biggest press scandal in modern times. >> mobile phones of sev
against rupert murdoch's media empire. >> all the way to the british empire today. >> the biggest press scandal in modern times. >> mobile phones of several who lost family members in those attacks were hacked by the news of the world. >> murder victims, terrorist victims who had their phones hacked. >> michelle, this is just disgusting. >> disgusting, disgraceful, heinous. >> the world targeted some of those police officers. >> this government will behave in a proper way. >> mr. speaker, i'm afraid that answer was out of touch with millions of people. >> mr. speaker, this is not the time for technicalities or -- >> members of congress will have to explain calling for cuts, just not at home. >> if they are not going to do all that much to make the country better, the least they can do is avoid making it any worse. >>> good evening from washington. tomorrow, eight lawmakers of both parties will meet with president obama to try and reach an agreement to reduce the deficit and raise the debt celling. the impasse on raising tax revenues remains. if you're beginning to feel as if this waitin
world news. >> hello and welcome to news day on the bbc. >> the headlines this hour. rupert murdoch orders full cooperation with the police as pressure increases over the british phone hacking scandal. the worst drought in 60 years has affected 12 million people. we have a special report from east africa. >> the new head of the international monetary fund tells the bbc the organization must be more open to developing countries. and the philippines' foreign minister heads to beijing for some tough talk over who owns some of the islands in the south china sea. in singapore, 8:00 a.m. here in singapore. >> 2:00 a.m. in london. broadcasting to viewers in the u.k. and around the world, this is newsday. >> hello and welcome. here in the u.k., lawyers for the relatives of british soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan say police have warned their clients that their phones may have been hacked into by the news of the world. the tabloid newspaper at the center of a phone hacking scandal. the parent company, news corporation, said it would be absolutely appalled and horrified if the allegati
screen grabs of murdoch slapping down the pike thrower. a picture of rupert murdoch and when the murdoch after losing the testimony -- leaving the testimony. here is "los angeles times" with the same picture. "murdoch rejects blame in scandal." here is the headline out of toronto. "news core defense, sorry but not at fault." here is "the financial times" this morning. "most humble day of my life," that is the headline there. "the washout -- the washington post," "murdoch's apologize to lawmakers" is the headline. here is "usa today." there is is in the money section. "murdoch has most humble de." from "the new york times," who has been playing this out quite a bit. in the left-hand column -- "murdoch's denied that they knew of illegal acts." here is one from the tabloids in new york, "the daily news." "humble pie." that is not a tabloid that he owned. one that he did alone, "the new york post," the story came on page 35. "frank talk at probe." from "the wall street journal," and other paper that he owns, " murdoch's are grilled." of course, the attackers story gets played. murdoch apolog
again to strike a deal to raise the debt limb. media mogul rupert murdoch is summoned in to face lawmakers who are investigating phone hackers within his media empire. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." all right, bargaining over america's debt under way right now. president obama went into the fourth round of talks in recent days, upping the ante. he's suggesting that failure to reach a deal by the august 2 deadline could immediately cost many americans who rely on a government check to get by. they're meeting inside the west wing as we speak. what's the latest. >> as we speak, wolf, this is really the first time we've heard the president specifically illustrate consequences that will make many americans ears perk up. this as this meeting continues. no cameras allowed today for a photo opportunity as president obama talks with the top eight democrats and republicans in the house and senate is an impasse over tax increases continues. >> as an impasse over tax increases continues. president obama illustrated a nightmare scenario where social security payments stop going out
arrest as a p.r. consultant. rebecca brooks who resigned as head of rupert murdoch's newspaper empire friday was arrested sunday after she had voluntarily gone in for questioning. she was released on bail. her lawyers say they now want answers about her arrest. >> the position of rebecca brooks can be simply stated. she is not guilty of any criminal offense. the position of the metropolitan police is less easy to understand. >> reporter: the government remains potentially tainted as well. with prime minister david cameron on official business in africa, again under pressure to explain why he hired andy colson as chief of communications. colson stepped down in january. he was arrested last week. >> no one has argued that the work he did in government in any way was inappropriate or bad. he worked well in government. he then left government. >> reporter: rupert murdoch who runs news corporation, the parent company of fox news and his son james, as well as rebecca brooks will sit before a parliamentary panel tomorrow as british lawmakers try to get to the bottom of hacking allegation. in
outrage over private information that found its way into rupert murdoch's newspapers in britain. let me say for the record that journalists are supposed to dig up information and just because somebody considers something private doesn't necessarily mean it's not newsworthy. but the murdoch scandal centers on alleged illegal phone hacks and bribes to police to get phone numbers, voice mails and documents from literally thousands of celebrities, politicians, members of the royal family, even murder victims. it's cnn's in-depth story of the week. today, former british prime minister gordon brown says murdoch papers got hold of his family's bank records. here's what brown told the bbc. >> i think what happened pretty early on in government is that the "sunday times" appeared to have got access to my building society account, they got access to my legal files, there's some question mark about what happened to other files, documentation, tax and everything else, but i'm shocked, i'm genuinely shocked to find that this happened because of their links with criminals. >> brown's predecessor refl
. they can't force rupert and james murdoch to appear but they can force rebecca brooks to appear. if she continues to refuse to respond, issue a summons to her, they receiptcally they could send their security apparatus of the house behind me down to actually force her, you know, arrest her effectively to come along. >> all right. dan rivers for us. thanks so much. we will continue to follow this, of course, every day, new development and more troubling development. >>> still to come this morning, high ask dry. first lost their paychecks and now there may not be any beer to help pass the time during the government shutdown in minnesota. >> that's the part -- no beer. >> big problem. a lot of beer that won't be on the shelves. >>> the president's right-hand man on jobs. jeffrey immelt talks about how they plan to get america working again unchlgth fire under fire. >> gunfire all around us. we are rushing out of this area. with dha and essential nutrients also found in mother's milk. purina puppy chow. right now, go to priceline for a sneak peek at recent winning and better than ever! hote
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wave in more than a decade. >>> as rupert murdoch returns to the u.s., he is accused of police payoffs by his reporters. we'll tell you what's next for the embattled media mogul, early we'll tell you what's next for the embattled media mogul, early this morning, july 21st, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. welcome to "the early show." there you see it, barometer rising, humidity rising. >> you can see the humidity? >> the sun is rising. translation it is hot. >> it feels hotter than it even shows on your thermometer this morning. >> 80 degrees here in new york already. it's 7:01. in 32 states. >>> type of heat advisory today. these temperatures, triple digits in a lot of places. we'll talk about that. coming up. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off this morning. >> and i'm chris wragge. >>> the final landing of the space shuttle. "atlantis" touched down early this morning at the kennedy space center. a perfect toend the shuttle program's last mission. cbs news national correspondent chip reid is at ksc with more on this. >> reporter: good morning, chris. you can see
attacks almost a decade ago. nbc's anabel reports on the demise. >> reporter: rupert murdoch arrived in london to oversee the crisis threatening his media empire in britain. on the road to his headquarters he enjoyed one last read of the newspaper he closed down last week. "thank you and good-bye" screamed the front page. it was britain's biggest selling paper with an unbeaten record for exposing corruption but the tables have turned and it is now being investigated following allegations of police bribery and widespread hacking of personal voice mails. few of the current staff were at the paper when these events are alleged to have taken place but all have lost their jobs. >> it's a terrific shame that it's come to this. and as i said to the staff this morning, you know, it's -- nobody wants it to be. >> reporter: mr. murdoch walked out of his london home with rebekah brooks, head of news corp.'s british newspaper. together they face a tempest of criticism and complaint which could jeopardize mr. murdoch's planned $19 billion takeover of britain's largest satellite broadcaster bskyb.
in london tonight in the hacking scandal that put rupert murdoch's "news of the world" out of business. we'll get the latest from nbc's kier simmons. >> reporter: after the final edition of the "news of the world" off the presses the paper showed off its front page. its headlines "thank you and good-bye." the 168-year-old tabloid that thrived on scandal, shamed celebrities and brought down politicians was brought down by a scandal of its own making involving allegations of bribery and voice mail hacking that one paper has dubbed britain's watergate. three people have been arrested so far, including the paper's former editor who was once a key aide to british prime minister david cameron. tonight he is out on bail. >> i think it's a very sad day for the "news of the world." >> reporter: this weekend the paper's owner, the media titan rupert murdoch, whose holdings include the fox television network and the "wall street journal" arrives in london to deal with the crisis personally. the paper is being investigated for paying police and hacking into people's private cell phone messages. among
>>> good morning, america. and this morning, breaking news. is rupert murdoch about to step aside to save his massive empire? new clues to what's next for a dynasty on the brink of disaster on his critical day in the hot seat. >>> then, the extreme weather. a huge dust storm blankets the southwest as those record-breaking temperatures only get warmer. some homes so hot this morning, they are setting up smoke detectors. >>> millionaire murder mystery. two shocking deaths at the mansion of a wealthy businessman. how did his son and his girlfriend die in bizarre circumstances within days of each other? new details inside the police investigation. >>> and the superstar wedding crasher. >> oh, my god, it's justin bieber. oh, my god! >> what would you do if justin bieber crashed your wedding, the big day, without an invite. the couple with the wedding video everybody is talking about join us here on "gma." >>> good morning, everyone. george is enjoying a little break with the family and our family member, david muir, is back with us. >> crashing your party. >> justin bieber, david muir,
been set. >>> rupert murdoch is back in the united states. he and his wife returned to their new york home yesterday. there is a lot on rupert murdoch's plate. news corp. is facing an fbi investigation and at least two u.s. based lawsuits filed by shareholders. also a possible standard & poor's downgrade. >> developing cnn learning at least 22 deaths blamed on the stifling heat gripping the nation. right now more than 140 million people in at least 30 states are under advisories or warnings dealing with near triple-digit temperatures. expected to stay in place through joust the weekend. >>> terrorists may be targeting private u tilts in the united states. department of homeland security putting state and local law enforcement on alert for potential threats. while there is no specific credible intelligence, officials say, quote, several recent incidents highlight the ongoing threat to private sector utility facilities. >>> some 22 thousand state workers in minnesota are back on the job this morning. they had been out of work since july 1 because of a government shutdown in that state.
's getting hotter. >> i'm ali velshi. looking to interview actor jude law who claims rupert murdoch's reporters hacked his cell phone in new york in 2003. if that's true, his media empire could be facing charges here in the united states on this "american morning." >>> and good morning to you. boy, the temperatures, top story again. >> wow. >> sizzling heat, and most of the country right now is dealing with triple digits or at least feeling like triple digits. >> as we've been saying, not just uncomfortable, dangerous and deadly. welcome. friday, july 22nd. let's get right to it. intensely hot against across a huge portion of the country. it started in the midwest, it's come heeft. washington, the high, 103 today but it's going to feel like 115 with the humidity. triple digit temperatures are expected across the mid-atlantic, up and down the east coast and into the ohio valley and as many as 2,000 related deaths now reported. >> utilities around the country are bracing, asking you to conserve energy as people crank the ac. in new york, the power company said that store owners who le
the last issue on sunday, the scandal hitting rupert murdoch's newscorp. keeps widening. we'll explain. what's this option? that's new. personal pricing now on brakes. tell us what you want to pay. we do our best to make that work. deal! my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> former drug addicts and cancer patients paying tribute to a woman ahead of her time. first lady michelle obama will be among those honoring her legacy. memorial services are scheduled this week, one on thursday at the ford presidential museum in grand rapids, michigan but the first is being held tomorrow in palm desert, california. straight to sandra indoe who's there and joins us now. when you talk to people, do you get a sense betty ford touched their lives by simply being betty ford? >> absolutely. that's it. people who met betty ford say she was so real. she's real and outspoken. for a lot of the residents, she and joe ford were long-time parishioners at the church behind me. that's where the first of two memorials will be held tomorrow. a lot of the residents say remember her for her vivacious character and her
, kayla. >>> there is no containing the scandal that has rupert murdoch's media empire in the uk on the ropes. british prime minister gordon brown has come forword and saying that journalists from murdoch's media groups have been trying to illegally trying to obtain private information from him for years. and new reports today of the news of the world newspapers paid offices in the personal protection branch for personal details about the queen and other senior members of the royal family. we are joined by stephanie gosk in london. stephanie, anybody in high office from royalty to government whose phone has not been hacked? >> well, you are starting to sound like everyone has been affected. the door has opened up a little bit and now it is a tidal wave of accusations. and anyone with a ax to grind with rupert murdoch is coming out of the woodworks. there is a perception that the tabloid culture had gotten out of control in the country, and that they answered to no one. they weirded e n wielded enormof power and face nd no authority, and now authority is calling and now it is that
in the closet for now. then, rupert murdoch's son in the hot seat. >> what i knew at the time -- >> what did jam know and when did he know it? meantime, mrs. rupert murdoch is in the pink. she wept from trophy wife to a venking angel. a fascinating look at crouching wendy, hidden tiger. >> let's get to washington. there is a crash in a late friday afternoon. our chief white house correspondent is there. and we have kate baldwin on capitol hill. jessica, let me start with you. we've seen this type of thing out of washington. rarely this pointed. how much of this is political theater? how much of this is the real deal? >> reporter: well, at this point it's the real deal. a deal has to get done tonight. we saw the president at his most frustrated in the debt negotiations. and he said that if this does not get done, congress has inflicted a self-inflicted wound. we were told when the president receives the calls saying this deal is off, i was surprising news here. they felt that they had come incredibly close and offered what they thought was a generous deal with $3.5 to $4 trillion yet on the table
. >>> rupert murdoch returns to the u.s., new report accuses his company of trying to block a criminal investigation into phone hacking and police payoffs by his reporters. we will tell you what is next for the embattled media mogul this thursday, july 21st, 2011. good morning. welcome to "the early show." you see the barometer rising. humidity rise. dew point rising. sun is rise. the translation, it is hot. >> very hot. it feels hotter it even shows on your thermometers this morning. >> like 80 in new york already and 7:01 and 32 states across the country with some type of heat advisory today. the temperatures triple digits in a lot of places and talk about that coming up. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. good morning. erica hill is off this morning. >> i'm chris wragge. >>> start with the final landing of the space shuttle. "atlantis" touched downed early this morning, a perfect end to the shuttle he program's last mission. cbs news national correspondent chip reid is here with more. >> reporter: you can see the shuttle "atlantis" at the end of the runway behind me. this is the last time you w
staffers tried to hack into the phones of 9/11 victims. rupert murdoch arrived in london meeting with the chief executive of his newspaper division, rebekah brooks, headed up "news of the world" and murdoch is publicly backing her, insisting she didn't know what was happening. the final edition of the paper was published yesterday. 5 million copies were printed, that's nearly twice the usual run. the paper also issued a full page apology. dan rivers is live in london this morning with more on this. a lot of people wanted to get their hands on that final edition. >> yeah. it's ironic, isn't it? a paper that has been the subject of such revulsion here, and public outcry, when they announced they were putting out that final edition they had to double the print run, such was the demand. i suppose many think of it going to be a piece of history, really. it's been going for 168 years. it is an institution here. now news perhaps victims of 9/11 could also have been targeted by the illegal practices of the "news of the world," hacking into their phones. this has not been confirmed by cnn
-page apology from rupert murdoch. that same apology is every british newspaper today. now, of course, rupert murdoch is one of the most powerful men. he runs fox television, "wall street journal," 20th century fox. yesterday, the chief executive of dow jones, publisher of "the wall street journal," had to resign, because he had been working here before moving there. now, all this began with these revelations of wrongdoing by journalists listening to people's mobile voice mails. and this week there have even been reports that the voice mails of relatives of 9/11 victims might have been accessed. the british prime minister here is under fire because he was close to rupert murdoch's people. and even the police were close to them. despite investigating them for what might have been criminal activity. to call it a crisis just does not do it justice. >> and seems like no one is immune here. is murdoch's son in jeopardy of becoming a casualty of the crisis? >> well, rupert murdoch, of course, will be determined to protect his son. but, there have been so many resignations. even by one executive who
this morning that we're going to get to as well as rupert murdoch and his media empire. what's going on with that. >> this is extending, by the way, to "the times" of london? >> yes, the big story. >> the other players, this is earth shattering. i thought the big thing -- i thought it was about one tabloid. whew. this is so serious. >>> ahead this morning, we're going to bring in the ranking member of the budget committee, congressman chris van hollen. and oil tycoon t. boone pickens will be here. eugene robinson. >> by the way, on that story, i mean, they're not tapping the phones of the british prime minister, but they're -- they're trying to get his records -- >> may be an institution that has rot on the the core. it is a big problem. >> medical records. >> bank accounts. >> after the break, politicos, top stories of the morning. but first, bill karins with a check on the forecast. bill? >>> well, mikka, beautiful weather out there if you love heat and humidity. this is summertime at its greatest or at its worst depending on how you look at it. conditions in the east coast. it wil
be as many as 4,000 victims in the case against rupert murdoch's media empire and among them, former prime minister gordon brown who says his family's privacy was violated by a story that hit very close to home. stephanie goss has the report from london. >> reporter: the british public wants answers. rupert murdoch and top executive, rebecca brooks have all been asked to testify next week before a parliament committee. the powerful trio have yet to agree but "news international" the subsidiary that ran "the news of the world" is already defending itself against the latest allegations. in an interview on the bbc today, former prime minister, gordon brown, accused "news international" of employing known criminals to dig up personal information. >> i'm shocked. i'm genuinely shocked to find this happened because of the links with criminals. >> reporter: in 2006, a murdoch paper run at the time by rebecca brooks reported that brown's newborn son has cystic fibrosis. now brown questions the methods the paper used to get that information. tonight a statement from "news international" says the st
will questioned after rupert and james murdoch. it will be the first time we hear rupert marurdoch questione about the affair. there will be no hiding tomorrow. the spotlight will be firmly on him. >> what can we expect, do we think, the murdochs to say tomorrow? do you expect any big surprises? >> reporter: well, the whole party line, if you like, has been we didn't know what was going on, and we had no idea about the extent of illegal activities. i think they will be requesting closely about come on, guys, there was money being written out to the detectives doing some of the illegal work, and you were signing the checks, didn't you have any idea this was going on? that will be difficult for them. if they say they didn't know, that is incompetent, and then if they did, then that is something else, and i think they will have a tough time. >> dan rivers in london for us. thank you. robert and james murdoch and rebekah brooks are scheduled to be questioned by parliament tomorrow. >>> and then we will bring you an announcement as soon as it happens from president obama. >>> and hugs all around for th
the police and people at the newspaper, rupert murdoch's newspaper, and number 10 downing street. the prime minister, david cameron, hired a former news of the world editor andy colton. that story still rumbling along in britain with more sort of suggestions that cameron is under pressure today. he is out country. this story not going away. >> dan rivers, we will keep checking with you. seems there are developments in this story every few hours. >> thanks, dan. >>> there has been a major shake-up in the egyptian government. it is not clear whether it is enough to quiet opposition protesters. egypt's prime minister appointing 14 new cabinet ministers to his cabinet while keeping 13 others in place. they will be sworn into office today. former egyptian president hosni mubarak reportedly slipped into a coma yesterday. the hospital's spokesman tells cnn he has since regained consciousness. >>> hours ago general david petraeus performed his last act as commander of nato forces in afghanistan. he handed off authority to the new komd ander john allen. petraeus is retiring from the army at the end
" continues right now. >>> i'm kiran chetry. rupert murdoch's media empire under fire. his reporters how accused of illegally invading the privacy of britain's former prime minister as this hacking scandal widens. we're live from london ahead. >> i'm ali velshi. much of the country literally feeling the heat and relief from the summer scotcher may be days away on this "american morning." >>> and good morning to you. thanks so much for being with us on this "american morning." it's tuesday, july 12th. christine has the morning off. >> we've got a lot of news this morning, including some breaking news out of afghanistan. >> that's right. we begin there where afghan president hamid karzai's half brother was found shot to death at his home. ahmed wali karzai was the provenÇal council chief of kandahar. he suffered gunshot wounds to his head and chest according to hospital officials. a spokesman for kandahar's government said a guard killed karzai. the taliban says -- >> we've seen the worst so far. excessive heat warnings and advisories posted in 23 states. the heat in many areas could reac
of the world. >> reporter: the paper's owner, rupert murdoch whose oarrived i britain sunday to manage the crisis directly. the allegations of phone hacking have been rumbling in the background for several years but exploded last week when a rival paper accused the news of the world from the murdered 13-year-old girl while police were hunting for her hoping she was alive. other alleged targets include the families of fallen soldiers and victims of the 2005 london terror attack. the decision by shutting the paper down took most by surprise, including the editor of the last edition. >> it's a shame that it came to this. as i said this morning, not where we deserve to be. >> reporter: the final edition is a compilation of the paper's triumphs. in the unlikely hope that when the scandal eventually dies down, this is what it will be remembered for. well, a full page apology inside states quite simply, we lost our way. recognition of a scandal that has dented both the reputation mr. murdoch's media empire just as he seeks to expand it here in britain. a government inquiry will examine the ve
this comment to the house. >> just yesterday rupert murdoch, his son james, and top british executive for news corp, rebekah brooks, were in front of the committee. of course, there's the prime minister, david cameron facing the single biggest crisis in his 15 months as prime minister. we have been watching the spectacle. is cameron's leadership really under threat here? >> reporter: well, it certainly is being tested to the absolute limit. yesterday it was rupert and james murdochs time to be grilled, and now it's cameron's day to face the music, and he was asked repeatedly in his decision to hire andy coulson, and now coulson has been arrested as part of the investigation. let's hear what he said. >> he says in hindsight he made a mistake by hiring mr. coulson. that is not good enough. it's not about hindsight, mr. speaker, or whether or not he was lied to, but it's about the information and warnings that the prime minister ignored. he was warned, and he preferred to ignore the warnings. >> the prime minister says he wasn't warned, and he never received those warnings. he said he will say so
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